The Revolutionary War

The Revolutionary War

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  • Military Leadership
  • We must remain strong! Keep in mind, we are fighting for our freedom and rights. 
  • Fighting on Home Ground
  • Yes General Washington!
  • I want you all to take the shortcut, after that hide and prepare to attack when the British arrive.  Understood?!
  • Becoming an Alliance with France
  • Let's become an alliance. I would like help your army with loans, supplies and additional troops. 
  • My troops and I will gratefully accept your help. We'll come out victorious with your additional help.
  • The Continental Army had a strong military general to rely on. George Washington was considered a strong general because he had more experience after fighting in the French and Indian War. He had a concept on what was necessary in order for the army to be successful in the Revolution. 
  • Untrained and Unorganized
  • I was a farmer before this. It is the first time I experience being in war.
  • COME ON! You all should be getting accustomed of being in war. 
  • Unlike the British Army, the Continental Army was very familiar with the area of battle. This meant that they knew the shortcuts, problems around the area, and places to hide.  The soldiers from washington's army was able to take advantage and prepare for attack by calling troops, while it took longer for the British to come over. 
  • Shortage on Supplies
  • I know, I apologize but we are short on food. I'll see what I can do. As for the supplies, we have to make the best of what we have. 
  • Towards the end of the Revolution, the French became an alliance with the Continental Army. The Marquis de Lafayette became close companions with George Washington. France provided loans, naval support and troops for the Continental Army. This lead to the victory of the Revolutionary War. 
  • Weak Central Government
  • I am so irritated at the fact that the federal government isn't taxing the new states. This makes it a lot harder for my troops and I! WE HAVE TO PURCHASE ALL THE SUPPLIES BUT WE ARE LOW ON MONEY!!
  • The British Army had the advantage of being well trained and organized, unlike the Continental Army. The majority of the soldiers in Washington's army were farmers and had no experience in the battlefield before. As opposed to the British, they were very prepared and considered the strongest army.
  • The Continental Army suffered a major shortage on supplies such as food, ammunition and weaponry. The army didn't have many resources so they had to purchase their own supplies, which was difficult since they were alway short on money.  The army had no alliance to help support throughout the beginning of the war as the British did. 
  • General, I wanted to notify you that we are very hungry and low on supplies. 
  • As the war continued, the Continental Army developed a weak central government due to the Articles of Confederation. This meant that they lacked power to raise money. The Articles of Confederation caused the federal government to tax the new states. Which overall meant that they would struggle with providing supplies.
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